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Koch Brothers Say Walker is Their Guy

If we didn’t already know that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is the puppet of the Koch Brothers -- we know now after this week’s declaration. Charles and David Koch, the billionaire owners of Koch Industries who are single handedly trying to destroy American democracy, has declared Wal... [More]

T-Mobile leaves ALEC

T-Mobile is the latest technology and communications company to kick the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) to the curb. T-Mobile follows in the footsteps of Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo and Yelp in leaving the organization. ALEC, a politically ultra-conservative non-profit, which ... [More]

Bill Proposed to Void Union Contracts in TN

Tennessee public employee unions are facing an extreme and ill-conceived attack on their rights. Senate Bill 123 attempts to void existing agreements between local governments and public unions. Tennessee is a Right to Work state and public employees there have  fought off numerous attempts t... [More]

Cummings: A True Champion of Workers' Rights

U.S. House member Elijah Cummings (D-MD), whom IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger hailed as a true champion of workers’ rights, said the Republicans are conducting a relentless and blatant attack on unions. Cummings spoke to nearly 700 IAFF leaders at the 2015 IAFF Legislative Conferen... [More]

Fire Proof Your Home for Wildfire Season

In parts of the West, wildfire season got an early start this winter leaving destruction and despair in its wake.  Wildfire season can’t be confined to the summer and early fall months anymore. For the past four decades, the season has gotten longer. This year in parts of southern Califor... [More]

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